NHL swaps Islanders-Maple Leafs matchups as part of rescheduling

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The NHL announced Tuesday it's rescheduling five games, including two contests featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders.

The Islanders will now host the Leafs on Jan. 22 and travel to Toronto on April 17. Due to provincial regulations in Ontario, the Leafs wouldn't have been able to host fans against the Islanders at Scotiabank Arena if their Jan. 22 matchup went on as originally scheduled.

Additionally, the league postponed two Jan. 18 matchups between the Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets as well as the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings. As a result, the Flyers-Islanders contest, which was originally set for Nov. 30, will now be played Jan. 18.

Home Away New date Original date
Islanders Blue Jackets PPD Jan. 18
Flyers Red Wings PPD Jan. 18
Flyers Islanders Jan. 18 Nov. 30
Maple Leafs Islanders April 17 Jan. 22
Islanders Maple Leafs Jan. 22 April 17
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